The purpose of the C1 category is to drive vans up to 7.5 tonnes. Drivers who pass the 7.5 tonne C1 test will become entitled to drive C1 rigid vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes with a trailer up to 750kg. If you would like to drive a C1 vehicle with a trailer over 750kgs then you must also pass the C1E.
The C1 licence is very useful for those people seeking employment making deliveries for local companies, as many of these local companies use 7.5 tonne vans for the deliveries, which requires a C1 licence in order to drive them.
The other common role for which a C1 licence is required is to work with the NHS as a Paramedic or as A&E Support driving ambulances.
To achieve your C1 driving licence you must:
- Order on line (DVLA website) or pick up a D2 pack from the Post Office
- Complete the D2 form with your driving licence details. the D4 form needs to be completed by a medical doctor.
- Once both forms are completed, send off to the DVLA who will take around 3-4 weeks to return.
- Book your LGV theory test (module 1). You will be asked 100 questions. the pass mark is 85%. Book the Hazard Perception test (Module 2). This consists of 19 video clips – the pass mark is 67%.
- Once you have passed Module 1 & 2, call us to arrange an assessment or to book your course followed by the DVSA test.
- The C1 test last approximately 90 minutes. It consists of five show me tell me questions and one reversing manoeuvre off road. 60 minutes are attributed to an on-raod drive. At the end of the test, the examiner will give you a full debrief along with your result.
18+ and Category B on your licence.
You can go on to drive bigger vehicles or buses providing you take and pass the appropriate tests.
This course costs £TBA + vat per person.
Group booking discounts available